From a hand-chosen beginner banjo, to the highest quality, top of the line banjos, we offer banjos in all types and price ranges. Our beginner banjo start up kits include comprehensive Banjo Books, Banjo DVD’s and Banjo Lessons Online, with all the necessary accessories you'll need to get you started start picking…and grinning. That perfect blue...
Best Beginner Banjos and Banjo Kits for Beginners from BanjoTeacher.com
Hello! I'm Ross Nickerson. I have been playing and teaching banjo for most of my life. Here at my website BanjoTeacher.com, we hand pick the best beginner banjos and banjo kits for beginners from brands and models for learning banjo we trust and endorse. I have personally played all of these banjos and seen students in action with them. We stand behind them all and I feel as though our Banjo packages offer the best value and included banjo instruction in the business.
Morgan Monroe MB-9 Duelington Deluxe 5-string Beginner Intermediate Banjo - from Morgan Monroe
Video By Ross Nickerson - owner of Banjo Teacher.com - Playing original Song - Feeling Low
Beginner Banjo - Morgan Monroe Duelington
No one else can offer the quality, comprehensive instruction we include with each beginner banjo purchase. My Fundamentals of Five String Banjo is a 54 page book with a two hour DVD and two audio CDs. It covers so many important things in your learning experience not included by any competition's "throw in" Books and DVDs.
All of our Banjos are checked thoroughly with strict quality control standards before shipping and arrive professionally set-up. insured warrantied and ready to play.
Beginner Banjo Kits - $79 retail value for only an additional $20 or even FREE with some banjo packages
Example of comments I receive from my customers often.
....."The Banjo just arrived and everything seems to be just as good as you described. So far I am very happy with it. I can already tell the difference from my other banjo. It is even more fun to play. Thanks for your help and patience thru the process. I appreciate your communication. I will let you know how it goes from here. Bert"
....."When I opened the case, the banjo was perfectly in tune and had a straight neck. It sounds great and I'm very pleased with the product. I am even more pleased with your communication with regard to my purchase. P.S. Thanks for the book too."
Call us anytime to seek advice, ask questions, make special requests or order on the phone from an expert. 1-866-322-6567 and ask for Ross.
At Banjoteacher.com we hand pick bluegrass banjos, choosing banjo brands and models that we know will give you the best chance of success. We have a great selection of bluegrass banjos from just starting out beginner banjos to the "next step" and even more professional models that you can continue to grow with.
Not only do we have low competitive prices that are as good as any out there, but we offer much more than our competitors with our playing expertise, pro banjo set-ups and the professional banjo instruction that is included FREE with the purchase of any bluegrass banjo. Below is a more specific definition of bluegrass banjos and the 5-string banjo styles played with them.
".....Ross, Just a quick note to say thanks for the outstanding, superlative service you provided. I called six days ago about a beginner banjo package…you answered all of my questions in terms I, as a beginner, could understand. When I told you I needed the banjo soonest, you called the factory direct and made sure not only that I got it by the date I needed it (I got it today, five days early!), but you got an upgrade for me at the same price! This kind of service is extraordinary, and extraordinarily rare. I’m just starting out, but you can count on me coming back to banjoteacher.com"
"Bluegrass Banjo" style better defined
Bluegrass Banjo is played with three fingers, your thumb, index and middle fingers and is most often called Earl Scruggs Style or three finger bluegrass style. If it's the sound of Earl Scruggs playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown from the movie Bonnie and Clyde or Duelin' Banjos from the movie Deliverance, then the bluegrass banjos category at BanjoTeacher.com is the right place.
If it's clawhammer, folk, frailing, old time styles you are after then check out selection of Open-Back Banjos. Our 4-string banjos are NORMALLY for Dixieland, Jazz or Old Time Swing or the 4-string Irish Tenor for Irish Celtic Music. We carry six-string banjos too for a variety of musical styles.
"...Ross, Thanks for your advice in helping me to pick out the best banjo to suit my needs as a new banjo enthusiast. Your advice helped me focus in on the style I prefer and the differences I should look for in the banjos. Dave Brueggeman"
Note: Any banjo manufacturer that we are a dealer for we carry all of their models. If you cannot find a banjo pictured on the website please call us and we will help you find it. We have the best prices with the best set up and your business and support means a lot to us. Call us for a free quote on any Goldtone, Recording King, Deering, Morgan Monroe, Nechville, Stelling, Rover, Gold Star, Savannah, Fossey Banjo Guitar and other Banjo models. We have the expertise and experience to help you any way we can.
Bluegrass Banjos by Manufacturer and Category
....Hi Ross, This is the 2nd banjo I've ordered from you, and the second time I'm glad I did. Although The Longneck White Ladye is not listed on your sight, I called you, Got a price and two days later called on the phone and got it. The price was super, and the banjo is terrific! I hope your business continues to flourish. Regards, Elgis
Open-back banjos are normally associated with a popular style of banjo playing called clawhammer. Clawhammer banjo is normally associated with a genre of traditional music that is different from bluegrass that is called Old Time Music, Old Timey, folk or traditional Appalachian music.
Open back banjos generally have a mellower tone and weigh less than resonator banjos. The clawhammer models often have what is called a scooped neck which takes out the highest five frets of the banjo neck. This is done to make it possible to play "clawhammer style" closer to the fret board and forward of the pot or round section of the banjo that has the drum head on it.
At BanjoTeachers.com you can find a wide selection of specialty banjo instruments. Everything from Banjo Guitars, 5 string resophonic banjos,Mandolin Banjos, Banjo Ukes, banjos that are made for different tunings and other unique banjo instruments.
Some of the unique 5-string instruments we feature are the Banjola, Banjola Deluxe, Pat Cloud Banjola, Dojo, Dojo DLX, Bela Fleck Missing Link Low C Tuning Banjo, ResNick Resonator Banjo, Lojo with low G string, 10 String Banjo, Cello Banjos, Mandolin Banjo, MB 850 Six String Banjo, Electric Banjos, Travel Banjos, Tranjo Travel Banjo, Banjolele's and Ukes, Cripple Creek Beginner Banjos, Banjolele Deluxe, Bass Banjo, 4 string Banjos.
Travel Banjos - Smaller light weight banjos that make traveling with your banjo easier. The banjos in this category are not only for adults on the go but excellent for children learning the banjo. The travel banjos either are the mini size with the 8 inch head or 11 inch rim with shorter 19 fret neck that can still be tuned to Open G. The banjos featured here are portable banjos that weigh less, can fit into an overhead compartment on a plane or can be carried on your shoulders anywhere for easier practice.
There are two sizes, one that has the normal 11 inch drum head size but 19 fret neck instead of a 22 fret standard length neck size like the CC 50 Traveler, TB 250 Travel Banjo Deluxe, CC OTA beginner clawhammer style banjo and the CC OTA old time banjo. The other banjo alternative for kids or for traveling is the 8 inch drum head size with the smaller neck scale like the BG-Mini, CC-Mini, and The Plucky, There is also The Tranjo which is can be taken apart and put in a suitcase. We have links and much more information on all of these models below.
Best Electric Banjos
These are the best electric banjos by far in this price range
5 string electric, 4 string electric tenor and 6 string electric banjo guitar
We feature the EBM 5-string electric banjo, the EBM Plus, the EBT "Fender Tele" Style 5-string, the 4-string tenor electric banjo, six string electric banjo, the EBM-6 and the GME-4 4-string electric mandolin and the GME-5 5-string electric mandolin. We also have the new lower priced electrics that sound great, the EB-5 and the EB-6.
BanjoTeacher.com is an authorized dealer for Gold Tone Banjo, Recording King Banjo, Deering Banjo, Nechville Banjo, Morgan Monroe Banjo, Gold Star Banjo and other top banjo and instrument manufacturers. We are experts for all of these brands with over 15 years dealer and service experience. We stock and carry many other instruments, parts and accessories as well. We are a full service dealer for All Saga products including Blue Ridge Guitars, Kentucky Mandolins, Regal Dobro's and all Saga, Golden Gate Accessories, Parts and Products. We offer the full line of Morgan Monroe Mandolins, Guitars, Amps, and Audio Gear. Since the the beginning of the internet boom in 2002 our longest online dealership is with the Gold Tone Music Group including all Gold Tone Banjos, Mandolins. Beard Gold Tone Resophonic Guitars, Wood Song, Jose Ramirez, the Zero Glide Nut System, Earth Tone and the many other Goldtone parts and accessories.
4-string Tenor Plectrum and Irish Tenor Banjos at BanjoTeacher.com
Gold Tone Tenor Banjos, 19 fret tenor and 17 fret Irish renors, Deering 4-string Irish Drop Kick Murphy banjo, Plectrum banjos and Tenor, Recording King T 36 Mahogany tenor tone machine and Morgan Monroe 4 string banjos.
We feature 4-string banjos for dixieland, jazz, swing and traditional Irish tenor banjo styles. We have a wide variety including the TS 250 AT Special archtop tenor, The Flathead TS-250, the 4-string CEB-4 cello banjo, electric tenor banjo, Irish Tenor Banjos like the IT-800, Electric 4 string Banjo EBM-4, 250 IT and the 250R with resonator. We also have 4-string plectrum banjos that have a neck that is the same length as a five string banjo and are tuned C G B D. They can also be tuned to "chicago tuning" which is the same tuning as the top four strings of a guitar.
The tenor The Irish tenor banjo is tuned to the same notes as the violin, fiddle or mandolin
I recently ordered my very first banjo from you. I am 57 y/o and I have been playing guitar all my life. Your shipping dept is fantastic and the beginner banjo video I received with my package is awesome. Your lessons I believe will help tremendously to learn the banjo. Thank you very much
Announcing the birth of the "The ResNick" Banjonator) The ResNick is a resophonic banjo designed by Ross Nickerson with the expertise of Resophonic Guitar "Dobro" builders Mark Thibeault and Jason Friesen of Rayco Resophonics.
Six String Banjos - Gold Tone - Deering - Recording King - Morgan Monroe
A full selection of Gold Tone 6-string banjos, Deering 6 String Banjos. Recording King and Morgan Monroe. The Goldtone Electric 6-string Banjos, GT Banjitar Deluxe, Goldtone and Deering 6-string banjos with pickup and acoustic 6-string banjo guitars.
There is a new incredible 6-string Banjo Electric EB 6, along with Electric Banjitar, GT 750, Gold Tone GT 500 Banjitar, 12 string banjo GT-1200, the affordable Goldtone CC Banjitar, and the Open back 12 inch pot Gold Tone BT-2000,
We have new six string banjo Demo Videos and check out the new low priced high value 6 String Banjo the Gold tone AC 6 or the AC 6 Plus Six String Banjo with pickup.
The Doc Fossey Guitar for the 5-String Banjo Player
The Fossey 5-sring Banjo with a Guitar body is played just like a normal 5-string banjo in open G Tuning. It's a great alternative banjo for a lighter weight, different tone, softer volumes, new innovations and more sustain. The Fossey 5 string guitar banjo also has a more forgiving sound for novice players and students while offering more experienced players a whole new world too.The Doc Fossey guitar is an innovative instrument designed for five string banjo players. It allows the five string banjo player to employ the finger picking style of play into other genres of music beyond bluegrass, such as folk, rock, classical, and many more.
Ross Nickerson Playing the Doc Fossey Banjo Guitar 5-String
Hi, it's Ross Nickerson,
I just want you to know that I will do everything I can to help you choose the right banjo for you. I enjoy helping customers and it feels good to put my years of experience to work for the benefit of others. I've been playing and teaching banjo most of my life and have had my finger on the pulse of everything related to banjo for many years. Buying a banjo can be a life changing experience and you want to make the right choices. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions and remember it's ok to call me.
You can place your order online or call me anytime 10 AM to 10 PM, 7 days a week.
I personally answer all calls and if I am on the other line, I return calls promptly.
Callers can also choose another DVD or substitute free items.
If you choose to place your order online you could email or call after you purchase to work out any details or questions you may have about your order. We're here to help and we enjoy it. That's what we do. Your call will not be sent to a computer, answered in India or answered by someone working for minimum wage that has no expertise with banjos or student needs.
My direct Toll Free number is 1-866-322-6567
Email Ross directly
All Banjo sales include Free lower 48 US shipping and many other free items. Free items are based on what type of banjo it is and the price range.
International, Alaska and Hawaii receive $30 ship credit
International, Alaska, Hawaiian orders - It's best to email us for a shipping quote before ordering
"......Ross, I called Gold Tone to get some additional information and they acknowledged their confidence in your site as a trustworthy and informative source. After dealing with them and Banjoteacher.com I must totally agree. I've invested in other instruments in this price range in the past but I have never been as impressed with the quality and value I experienced with the purchase of this Gold Tone banjo. If anyone asks me I will recommend Banjoteacher.com as a valuable information and purchasing source. Thanks for your help. Bob (feel free to use this if you like on your website)"
Banjos all Professionally Set-Up before being shipped
The Banjos are shipped directly to you professionally set up and ready to play. They also include a manufacturer warranty and are always shipped fully insured. All banjos have either a 5 year factory warranty or a lifetime factory warranty.
What Sets Us Apart
The large corporate chains don't ship their banjos set up and ready to play. Their employees don't play banjo and know nothing about them. If you purchase at BanjoTeacher.com you are purchasing from an expert and from someone who genuinely cares about his customers. We enjoying helping and will take the time to answer your questions to make sure you get the banjo that suits you best.
And you can call us anytime! 866-322-6567
Banjos are All Free U.S. Shipping BUT if you order additional items such as picks or strings at the same time that are not Free US Shipping shipping cost could be added for only those items by the shopping cart. If that causes any concern with regard to ordering please call me and I will likely adjust any additional shipping costs. Setting up a shopping cart with free shipping on one item and not on another is not always possible.
Ross - 866-322-6567
When ordering other items when ordering a Banjo
Some Books, DVDs, or accessories that are included with the banjos may come separately. Don't be alarmed if one arrives before the other. you will be sent different tracking numbers for any item shipped separately.
Banjo Sales Cancellation Policy
If it's not a warranty issue and you simply want to return the banjo, I'll gladly refund your money, all that I ask is that I recover the costs I incurred in selling you the banjo. Since Banjo's are shipped free, if a banjo was to be returned for a reason other than a warranty issue, deducted from the refund would be the shipping costs to and from and a $25 banjo set up cost. Any custom options added like 5th string capo spikes or a zero glide nut would not be eligible for refund either.
We send out tracking emails for banjos and also a separate tracking of there is an item shipped separately from the banjo.
Banjos are all set up first and are normally shipped within 2-3 business days. If there are any separately shipped items they go out the day after ordering. Feel free to call us anytime to get an ETA either before or after you order!
Banjos are shipped fully insured by UPS or Fed Ex
What's Included with your Banjo Purchase at BanjoTeacher.com
BanjoTeacher.com prices start at least 25% off the retail price and include free US shipping, complete banjo set-up and other other free items listed on each banjo's individual page.
Banjos come set up and ready to play
Each banjo is played before it leaves the shop! Along with the strict quality control and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play.
Call Ross if you have questions or need advice
I personally answer all calls and if I am on the other line, I return calls promptly.
Callers can also choose another DVD or substitute free items
Call toll free: 1-866-322-6567
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